If in doubt, take a Bronson out. You know what's hard about choosing what model of Santa Cruz suits you? It's having to narrow down what kind of riding you want to do. But what if you don't want to be pinned down by labels? What if you want to just be a mountain biker in the broadest sense of the word? What if you want to choose how you ride rather than what to ride? If this sounds familiar, then try a Bronson. Our demo crew have a saying, 'If in doubt, take a Bronson out'. The 150mm-travel bike can go deep on any landing and the VPP suspension design makes sure that there's no wasted energy when heading back up for another go. If you value style at speed or want to have fun feeling fast, then mixed wheels (29" up front, 27.5" out back) show that the spectrum is a loop, not opposite points on a scale. The larger front wheel provides more traction and stability that'll make you feel more confident squaring off the turns and diving for the inside lines. But a 27.5-inch tire in the rear means this bike still loves getting up on the back wheel and into the air. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each generation of Bronson rider redefines expectations of what a mountain biker is. Wheel Size: - Size X-Small: 27.5-inch - Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch front / 27.5-inch rear
Our greatest hits compiled into one bike—just hit play. If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring our lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this "Engineering Best Of..." assembles some of our biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion. The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. Hightower excels when the route covers 'all points in between,' and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes while maintaining progressivity! 140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower just a bit more front and rear travel over the first-generation model. Combined with a slacker 65-degree head tube angle, the Hightower still sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone, but with a touch more "Get me out of here!" capability when the porridge gets too hot! Balancing stiffness and weight savings in all the right places is a hallmark of all Santa Cruz carbon frames and the Hightower flies the flag yet higher. The advanced composite chassis tracks well across all trail surfaces, holds a line, and is reactive to rider directions while isolating pedal-influenced inputs. The Hightower also has a bonus disc to heighten the experience—the flip chip. In the High setting, the BB height is a little higher for those tricky tech trails and/or when Plus-sized tires are required. In the Low position, the shock rate is more progressive to provide additional bottom-out resistance. Whatever mood you’re in, the tone of the Hightower can be adapted to meet your individual taste. And speaking of taste, there’s a room for a water bottle inside the main frame and a threaded BB for convenience. There's refined cable routing for better shifting performance, simpler installation, and no cable rub. On top of that, there’s a tailgate shuttle guard, downtube protector, shock fender, and noise-canceling chainstay protector keeping things quiet. The lifetime frame warranty, lifetime pivot bearing replacement policy, and lifetime guarantee on the optional Reserve carbon wheels assures you that the Hightower will keep delivering the hits for years to come. - Aluminum 29/27+ 145mm Travel VPP frame - RockShox Yari RC 150mm fork - FOX Float Performance DPS shock - SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain - WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 rims - Maxxis Minion tires
Component Standard Component Upgrade / Option Fork Fox Float 34 Performance Series 130mm, 29”, 110x15 Shock Fox Performance Series Float DPS with EVOL, 190mm x 45mm S/M: Light Tune, L/XL: Standard Tune Wheels Ibis S35 Aluminum / 29" / Ibis Hubs Tires Maxxis DHR2 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (front), Maxxis Dissector 29" x 2.4" Exo TR (rear) Brakes Shimano Deore M6100 2 Piston Brake Rotors Shimano SM-RT66, 180mm Cranks Shimano Deore M6100 24mm spindle, 30t Alloy Ring S/M: 170mm, L/XL: 175mm Bottom Bracket Shimano SM BB52 Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 Shadow Plus Shift Levers Shimano Deore M6100 Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 10-51 Chain Shimano Deore M6100 Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/ZS56 Grips Lizard Skin Charger Handlebar Ibis 780mm Alloy Stem Ibis 31.8mm S/M: 40mm, L/XL: 50mm S/M frame comes with 40mm, L/XL comes with 50mm length stem. Seatpost KS Rage-i Dropper S: 125mm, M: 150mm, L/XL: 170mm S frame comes with 125mm, M with 150mm, L/XL 170mm seatpost. Saddle WTB Silverado 142 Images may not show actual build kit content. Pricing and specifications subject to change without notice. All prices are ex-works Santa Cruz, CA. MSRP prices are US suggested retail prices and are exclusive of sales tax or VAT.
Top Fuel 8 fuses the lightweight efficiency of a cross country bike with the capability and forgiveness of a full suspension trail bike. It's quick, nimble, and dishes out serious fun on flow trails and techy descents alike. It's right for you if... You’re looking for a do-it-all full suspension mountain bike that balances efficiency with shred-ability. You want to rip rough descents, fly up climbs, and even do a couple XC races. The tech you get A lightweight aluminum frame, 120mm RockShox Recon Gold RL fork with plush DebonAir spring, 115mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock, and a lighter SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Plus, hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager DropLock dual remote suspension lockout, and a Bontrager Line Dropper. The final word Top Fuel 8 gets you the value of an alloy frame with drivetrain, fork, and brake upgrades that keep up as you progress in speed and skill. Why you'll love it - This short-travel bike has a killer suspension setup reminiscent of the all-mighty mullet—it's both efficient and ready to party - Bontrager DropLock's shifter-style lever lets you easily lock out both front and rear shocks at the same time for added sprinting or climbing - efficiently. Plus, it controls your dropper post too - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - You get a Straight Shot downtube for extra-stiff, responsive handling without added weight, and a Knock Block headset that protects against spinning bars and fork crowns
If ever there was a gravity riders’ XC bike, the Tallboy is it. The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre-bending folk hero. Sure, 10mm more travel might only seem like one small step—but coupled with a lower link-driven VPP suspension design, this is one giant leap for the Tallboy. It’s the kind of bike that makes you sprint while going up, along, over, or down due to the maximum efficiency of the VPP design and responsive, lightweight chassis. But, because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the progressive lower link-mounted shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country. Paired with a 130mm fork, the new Tallboy becomes ever more appealing to riders who like to open it up. And, the geometry, that's a big part of what's going on... Established theory suggests shorter travel bikes get ridden slower, therefore require steeper and more conservative geometries. In reality though, when was the last time you ever throttled back on a fun trail because you weren’t on a bigger bike? Knowing your answer, we mimicked our longer travel geometry to create a bike with a 65.5-degree head-angle, generous front center, and short-offset fork, something rarely seen on a bike of this ilk. And, the radical thinking doesn’t stop there. The Tallboy’s short-short 430mm chainstays have +/- 10mm of rear axle adjustment to ensure riders of all sizes and styles feel equally at home. Match that to a relatively low BB (335mm and 37.5mm drop), and you’ve got a combo that’s ready to haul into every pocket turn and launch out the other side. - Aluminum frame - RockShox Recon RL 130mm fork - FOX Float Performance DPS rear shock - SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain - WTB ST i25 TCS 2.0 29-inch rims - SRAM Level brakes w/Avid Centerline 180mm rotor
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